Police now confirm that the driver who hit the pedestrian will not be charged. Creve Coeur Police Chief Dale King said the pedestrian, 50-year-old Joseph Giles was highly intoxicated at the time of the accident and walked right in front of the moving car.
Chief King said the driver of the car involved braked and tried to swerve but was unable to avoid Giles.
One person is seriously injured after an overnight car versus pedestrian crash in Creve Coeur. It happened around 8:30 Monday night in the 600 block of South Main Street. There, witnesses say that 50-year-old Joseph Giles of Creve Coeur, was crossing Main Street, when he was hit by a car, driven by 45-year-old Michael Melton of Washington. Giles is at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, where at last report, he was reported in serious condition. He is charged with being under the influence of alcohol. Melton was treated at the hospital and released.